SALT LAKE CITY — Stage parents are nothing new to sports; we’ve all seen them (or been one). But when it comes to greatness — that is to say awfulness — maybe nobody this side of Marv Marinovich or Earl Woods has ever topped LaVar Ball. By now you probably know Ball’s M.O., but just in case: He’s the blowhard dad who has used the careers of his basketball-playing sons to sell sneakers, make money, promote himself and annoy as many people as possible in the process. In short, he won’t shut up.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Pac-12 — the so-called “Conference of Champions” — completed its bowl season and, well, that was embarrassing. The league lost eight of nine bowl games, four of them in routs. The lone win was produced by Utah, which has made a habit of winning bowl games. If Utah’s Pac-12 rivals were smart, they’d strike a deal with the Utes: A five-star California quarterback recruit in exchange for Utah’s bowl formula. The Utes, who have won 17 of 21 bowl games, are doing something right.
SALT LAKE CITY — The life and times of Steve Burk sounds like a country song. He’s been a cowboy, professional hunter, cardsharp, safecracker, escape artist, star athlete, trucker, contractor, convict and guest of the Leavenworth Penitentiary. He’s been on both ends of a gun barrel; he’s been blown up, shot up, hunted, shackled, imprisoned and freed. Burk is a former BYU football player, but even the most ardent Cougar fan has never heard of him, and former teammates don’t remember him.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".